Taxon profile


Pacific Oyster
Crassostrea gigas Thunberg, 1793

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Bivalvia - bivalves »  order Ostreida »  family Flemingostreidae »  genus Crassostrea - oyster

Scientific synonyms

Crassostrea laperousii Schrenk, 1861
Crassostrea posjetica (Razin, 1934)
Crassostrea talienwhanensis (Crosse, 1862)
Dioeciostrea hispaniola Orton, 1928
Lopha posjetica (Razin, 1934)
Lopha posjetica beringi Vialov, 1946
Lopha posjetica newelskyi Vialov, 1946
Lopha posjetica zawoikoi Vialov, 1946
Ostrea chemnitzii var. elongata Grabau & King, 1928
Ostrea cymbaeformis G. B. Sowerby II, 1871

Other names

= Japanese oyster
= Miyagi oyster
= Pacific Cupped Oyster


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Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Crassostrea gigas Thunberg, 1793]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
IT Repetto G., Orlando F. & Arduino G. (2005): Conchiglie del Mediterraneo, Amici del Museo "Federico Eusebio", Alba, Italy [as Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793)]
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Crassostrea gigas (THUNBERG, 1793)]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013
SP Tarruella Ruestes, A. (2002): Moluscos marinos de Cap Ras y Llançà (Girona, NE de la península Ibérica) [], Spira, 1(2): 1-14 [as Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793)]
EN Stephan Gollasch and Stefan Nehring (2006): National checklist for aquatic alien species in Germany [], Aquatic invasions, Volume 1, Issue 4: 245-269 [as Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793)]
EN Dan Minchin (2007): Rapid coastal survey for targeted alien species associated with floating pontoons in Ireland [], Aquatic invasions, Volume 2, Issue 1: 63-70 [as Crassostrea gigas Thunberg, 1793]

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